Author: asteil

Freshman class will re-vote to elect the rising sophomore class board amid allegations of ‘ethical infractions’

Freshman class will re-vote to elect the rising sophomore class board amid allegations of ‘ethical infractions’

Following allegations that ethical issues arose during the original class election voting period, a re-vote will be held in order to decide the 2022 Class Board (the current freshmen, rising sophomores) of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Starting on Monday, April 29, the freshman class will be given paper ballots with the names of the current candidates for board positions. […]

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Cross-fit Course. Environmental science teacher Tammy Orilio and Spanish teacher Alicia Blonde participate in lunchtime activities on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of Eric Garner

Few MSD students in attendance on Feb. 15

On Feb. 15 only 170 students, a mere 5 percent of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s 3,278 students, attended school. Students still followed their silver day schedule classes, periods 1-4, which stretched over the length of a normal school day from 7:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. However, the activities students experienced were not those of an average school day. Prior to the […]

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Sunkissed Stretches. Seniors Fallon McBrien and Sophie Ayoung Chee hold parter dancer pose together at Deerfield Beach Feb. 14, 2019.  “This was a really relaxing experience that I shared with my best friend,” McBrien said. Photo by Zoe Gordon

Students cleanup Deerfield Beach and participate in yoga on Feb. 14, 2019

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On Feb. 14, 2019, science teacher Tammy Orilio and yoga teacher Amy Kenny hosted a yoga session and beach cleanup at Deerfield Beach as an off campus option as part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s “Day of Service and Love.” This was one many service projects offered throughout Broward County […]

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Fred Guttenberg sits on a panel of survivors on Tuesday, April 2 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Trauma survivors hold a peer panel to help the community heal

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On April 2, 2019, several trauma survivors assembled a panel, sharing their experiences as a way to promote healing for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Their goal was to facilitate a sense of support through understanding what MSD students went through on Feb. 14, 2018, and what […]

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Ty Thompson grieves with the MSD community and supports MSD students on March, 14, 2018, during a school-wide walkout. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Ty Thompson removed from his duties as principal while BCPS furthers investigation into school safety at MSD

After a sudden meeting at the end of the March 21, 2019, an early release school day, teachers learned that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson had been removed from his duties as the acting principal, but would remain on campus by order of Valeria Wanza, the district’s chief school performance and accountability officer and Superintendent Robert Runcie. […]

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Four students arrested after lunchtime altercation.

Four students arrested after engaging in a lunchtime fight

Ever since Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been under the microscope of the entire nation. Security has been heightened and the administration has tried to crack down on violations of the Broward County Code of Conduct. However, on Feb. 26, four students were arrested by authorities after being engaged in a lunchtime fight. At the beginning […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

What it’s like living with the stigma of being an MSD student

Up until Feb. 14, Parkland was not a notable name. Nobody knew about the small town north of Miami or the 3,100 students that flooded the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But then everything changed. Due to the rapid sharing of information via social media, television, and print media, the entire country knows what happened, and the name […]

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Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

On an illuminated stage at 14 years old, junior Marisol Garrido had finally found a way to transform her spoken words into a masterful display of her dreams, passions and all the emotions she had never been able to relay before. From the subtle snapping at open-mics to tireless writing sessions, Garrido has found both a safe space and a […]

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Sheriff Scott Israel speaks to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS

Public safety commission continues investigation into MSD shooting

On March 5, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Safety Act into law, allowing law enforcement to seize weapons from individuals under the Baker Act and raising the legal age to purchase a gun to 21 years old, in addition to other statewide reforms. The act also established the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission to investigate […]

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Violent song lyrics have negative effect on youth

Music lyrics have dramatically changed over the past four decades. This change has become a concern among some parents and doctors. Many artists, such as Post Malone, reference drugs, sex and violence in their music. “This is why we have all the problems we do,” marketing teacher Diane Spence said. “Kids today are more affected by entertainers, so therefore they […]

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